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Albany man gets federal prison for child porn

Brian Brannen (Dougherty Co. Sheriff) Brian Brannen (Dougherty Co. Sheriff)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Brian O. Brannen was found guilty, and sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, and must serve five years of probation after his release. He will also have to register as a sex offender, and pay a victim $3,000 restitution.

Brannen, 41, formerly of Albany, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography on December 15, in Albany. He taught middle school in Albany for seven years.

A person who had stayed briefly at Brannen's residence told authorities that child pornography was on Brannen's computer, and officers of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office found it with a search warrant.

They found numerous images of child pornography indicating involvement with same by Brannen since at least 2007. The Department of Homeland Security became involved in the investigation and subsequently determined that the computer contained 24 video files depicting child pornography.

Brannen has been in jail over a year, and that time will be credited against his sentence.

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